Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (May 24) said the Padma bridge will be named after the river Padma.
He disclosed the matter to the reporters at Ganobhaban gate in the capital.
Earlier in the day, Obaidul Quader, also Awami League general secretary, met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban to discuss the inauguration and summary of the name of the bridge.
On May 11, he said the progress of the main bridge implementation work is about 98 percent, while river engineering 92 percent, carpeting of the main bridge 91 percent and overall bridge project implementation work 93.5 percent.
On May 19, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said the much-awaited Padma bridge will be inaugurated at the end of June.
However, the inauguration date has not been fixed yet, he also said.
BDST: 1320 HRS, MAY 24, 2022